Applying for a personal budget

If you need care or nursing due to illness or disability, or you need help at home, you may be eligible for a persoonsgebonden budget (PGB) personal budget. You can use this budget to pay for your care needs. For example, you can hire someone to help you with your shopping or clean your house, or you can arrange for youth care services for your child.

Last updated on 4 May 2022

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Eligibility for a PGB

There are four types of care for which you can apply for a PGB:

  • Support at home: if you need support, transport or help at home.
  • Youth care services: if you need help for someone under the age of 18.
  • Heavy, long-term care needs: if you need 24-hour care every day.
  • Nursing and personal care: if you need personal care or nursing at home.

Eligibility to receive a personal budget depends on the care you need.

Applying for a PGB

You can apply to the Zorgkantoor  (care office) your healthcare insurer or the municipality for a personal budget. The type of care you need will determine which body to apply to for a PGB (in Dutch).

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Youth Law

Law on long-term care

Law on social support 2015

Law on health care insurance

Decree on long-term care

Decree on health care insurance

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